Mums in Mind provides support for pregnant women and mums who are experiencing mental health issues, emotional distress and/or those who feel lonely and may lack the support of family and friends.

About us

Becoming pregnant or being a new mum is a life changing experience for any woman. Pregnancy and new motherhood is often imagined to be a time of great joy and happiness. However, the reality for many mums is often far from this. 

For many women being pregnant or a new mum can be an overwhelming, frightening, and stressful time especially for those experiencing mental ill health and/or who lack support of family and friends.

Mums in Mind are there to help pregnant women and mums to increase their social and support networks, improve their confidence and self-esteem, and to help improve their emotional wellbeing.

Who is Mums in Mind for?

Mums in Mind is a service for women over 16 who are pregnant or who have a child under one year. The service may especially benefit those who:

  • Are experiencing antenatal or postnatal depression or anxiety
    • Feel lonely or isolated
    • Lack the support of close family and friends
    • Are single
    • Are young
    • Have suffered with anxiety or depression in the past
    • Are in a difficult/abusive relationship or have been in the past
    • Have low self-esteem/ confidence


    What's on offer?

    Befriending

    Carefully selected and trained volunteers will be able to offer new mums-to-be:

    • Regular one to one emotional and practical support, encouragement and friendship
    • Home visits or one to one support in a community setting
    • Sessions tailored to individual needs offering a space to talk and offload
    • Support and information about accessing other services
    • Encouragement around self-help

    Peer Support/Short Course


    This course provides an opportunity to:

    • Make friends
    • Meet other mums
    • Have a place to talk and share
    • Learn relaxation techniques and coping skills
    • Increase awareness of emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and motherhood

    Baby Massage

    Baby Massage is offered to mums/carers whose baby is 0-1 years old (or up to crawling).  The course is run over 4 weeks and taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor on a demonstration doll.  There are many possible benefits for mum/carer and baby, including:

     

    • Relaxation and longer sleep.
    • Relief from colic, constipation and wind.
    • Reduced crying and emotional distress.
    • Helps baby to feel securely attached.
    • Increased confidence as a mum/carer.
    • Shows baby how to feel loved, valued and respected.
    • Valuable one-to-one time with your baby.

    How to access the service

    Please ring us on 024 7601 7234 or complete and return the form below to make an enquiry/referral.